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Principal Investigator

Sarah Hamer

Sarah Hamer

Assistant Professor (Principal Investigator)

Associate Wildlife Biologist ®

DVM, Michigan State University, 2011
PhD, Michigan State University, 2010, Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior
MS, University of Illinois, 2003, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
BS, University of Illinois, 2001, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

I am a veterinary ecologist and Associate Wildlife Biologist ® specializing in wildlife and zoonotic disease ecology and epidemiology.  My research originates at the intersection of ecology, epidemiology, and conservation, and encompasses diverse taxa (bacteria, ticks, mosquitoes, birds, mice, dogs, humans, and more).  Given the emergence of pathogens shared by humans and animals, this is an important time to utilize multidisciplinary tools to improve human, animal, and ecosystem health.

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Research Assistant

Lisa Auckland

Lisa Auckland

Lab Manager

lauckland@cvm.tamu.edu

979-458-4924

Reseach Assistant in Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Research Assistant in Department of Entomology (Gabe Hamer's Lab)



Graduate Students

Miranda Bertram

Miranda Bertram DVM

PhD Student (Biomedical Sciences with Epidemiology Emphasis)

mbertram@cvm.tamu.edu

979-458-4924

CVM Merit Fellow in Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Rachel Curtis

Rachel Curtis

PhD Student (Biomedical Sciences with Epidemiology Emphasis)

rcurtis@cvm.tamu.edu

979-458-4924

CVM Merit Fellow in Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
NSF Graduate Resarch Fellow

Jaime Rodriguez

Jaime Rodriguez

MS Student in Wildlife and Fisheries Science (co-advised by Dr. Jessica Light)

jaime.rodriguez@tamu.edu

TAMU Diversity Fellow




Veterinary Researchers / DVM summer students

Carolyn Hodo

Carolyn Hodo DVM

Anatomic Pathology Resident

Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
CVM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Recipient




Non-Thesis Graduate Students

Lowell Pigott

Lowell Pigott

Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public Health

lpigott@cvm.tamu.edu

Katlyn Rosenbaum

Katlyn Rosenbaum

Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public Health

letrbuck@tamu.edu

Lauren Schwerdfeger

Lauren Schwerdfeger

Non-thesis MS in Veterinary Public Health

LSchwerdfeger@cvm.tamu.edu

Undergraduate Students / Recent Graduates

Frida Cano

Frida Cano

Undergraduate Lab Assistant, Entomology major.

Angela Atkins

Angela Atkins

Undergraduate Lab Assistant, Biomedical Science major. Crane Project.

Nytish Shah

Undergraduate Lab Assistant, Genetics major. Crane Project.

Zeb Thomas

Undergraduate Lab Assistant, Entomology major.

Sarah Noe

Recent Entomology Graduate, Lab Assistant, Chagas project.

Erica Holcomb

Undergraduate Lab Assistant, Animal Science major. Chagas project.

Michael Sanders

Recent Entomology Graduate, Lab Assistant.

Previous Lab Members

Matthew Olcha

Matthew Olcha

Undergraduate researcher, Spring 2013. Currently DVM Student at Kansas State University.

Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith

Undergraduate intern in Forensics program, Spring 2013. Currently senior pre-medical student at TAMU.

Adrian Castellanos

Adrian Castellanos

Undergraduate researcher, 2012-2013. Currently PhD student in Dr. Lights Lab in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Katlin Johnson

Katlin Johnson

Vet Med Summer Research Training Program (Summer 2013)

Trevor Tenney

Trevor Tenney

Vet Med Summer Research Training Program (Summer 2013)

Katelyn Wagner

Katelyn Wagner

Visiting Undergraduate Fellow Summer 2013

Dr. Marvin Hensley Endowed Scholarship, Department of Zoology, Michigan State University